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some stores to lock down. plus the latest on the condition of former president george h. w. bush. beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> a fight at a mall in sacramento's and shoppers running yesterday after the director of mall security says 20 people were involved in the brawl. some customers say they heard loud sounds like gunshots, but officials said they found no sound -- no evidence of shooting. some stores went into lockdown, but the mall reopened a few hours later residents of western new york are remembering a pair of firefighters killed in a christmas eve ambush. dozens gathered wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil. 67-year-old william spengler jr. said his house on fire, then opened fire on responding firefighters. two are wounded and recovering. according to a spokesman for the 41st president, george h. w. bush has been in the hospital for more than a month with bronchitis buzz with admitted -- but was admitted to i see you after a fever. this is in guarded condition is and his doct
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. george h.w. bush is said to be alert and talking after being moved into the intensive care unit. he has been hospitalized since november 23 with bronchitis and has since developed a fever. he has been put on a liquid diet. nelson mandela has been released from hospital after almost three weeks. so thatsent home wher doctors can continue to treat him. he was being treated for a lot infection -- for a lung infection and also gallstones. the moment the glass shattered was caught on video. three sharks and some small fish were killed. they have no plans to rebuild the aquarium. >> not so fast numbers on holiday retail sales. sales were up 0.7% this year. there was economic uncertainty. pizza hut is offering a chance for a gift card. they are giving a $10 gift card to the first 100 people that are tweeting pictures of their least favorite gifts. customers do not have to send their unwanted presents. netflix wants to get friendly with you on facebook. a strike is averted for now involving dockworkers. good morning, ellen. >> a deadline for workers at
to communism ahead. and word that president george h.w. bush is improving and even singing in the hospital. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, re
to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app?
. >> former president george h.w. bush who built the coalition against iraq said general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. >>> overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit arkansas, more than 135 homes and businesses remain without power. edward lawrence reporting. >> rep
] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after he suffered a series of setbacks, including a stubborn fever. he's been in the hospital since november 23rd when admitted for a cough related to bronchitis. the spokesman says former president bush is alert and doctors are doing everything they can. >> they're optimistic the current course of treatment will be effective, so -- but the president is -- he's -- they don't put you in the icu because things are going well. we're hoping the medicines and treatments turn things around. >> former president obama is 88 years old. david lee miller with the news. what more do we know about the condition? >> a few moments ago i received a email from the family spokesman and he said, quote, one point we would like to make clear is president and mrs. bush share cautious optimistic the treatment will be effective. it's a effort made to aid his recovery. as president bush said, he has not plans of going anywhere. in the last few days he's been placed on a liquids only diet. despite the set
marmer -- up next, the 41st president george h.w. bush said to be singing on this saturday. we'll update you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is im
president george h.w. bush took a turn for the over and he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> actually, that's samuel l. jackson, he's a nice fella personally. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he really is a nice guy. >>> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the worse over christmas eve. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the 88-year-old will recover. we wish him well. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." boston globe reporting michael kranish has written why romney lost the campaign this year. it includes access to insiders on the record including romney's oldest son tagg who says of his father, quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. if he could have found someone else to take his place, he would have been ecstatic to step aside. he is a very private person who loves his family and his country but doesn't love the attention. former huckabee manager chip saltsman is with us too. this is fun. this is joyful today. i l
again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people inside the pick upstruck died at the scene. the driver of the tractor- trailer was not hurt. >>> d.c.
". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'l
.s. sanctions law targeting russians accused of human rights abuses. former president george h.w. bush was said to be alert and improving today. family sposman sd he's en sging with doctors and nurses. mr. bush is 88 years old. he's been hospitalized in houston with complications from bronchitis. this week, he was placed in intensive care, but in an e-mail yesterday, his chief of staff said the former president wants people to put the harps back in the closet. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to margaret. >> warner: the victim of a horrific gang rape in india died tonight at a hospital in singapore. the attack enraged much of the country, and the reaction caught the government off-guard. ray suarez has more. >> suarez: the fury across india has been building for nearly two weeks, since a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and then thrown from this bus in new delhi. sexual assaults are rife in india, especially in new delhi, where, on average, there's a rape reported every 18 hours. but this time, the extreme brutality of the crime ignited outrage that turned violent
george h.w. bush said to be in high spirits this afternoon despite having to spend christmas and now possibly new year's in the hospital. gabe gutierrez standing by in houston. gabe, what can you tell us? >> hi there, craig. the former president remains in intensive care at methodist hospital. he's been here more than a month and the family spokesman says he is improving and that his interactions with the medical staff include singing. there is no word on what exactly he's singing, of course, but the former president first went to the hospital in early november with bronxitis a ibronchitis and after developing a nagging cough and the family hoped to have him home by christmas and that didn't happen, and he developed a fever and so doctors put him in the icu and they were reluctant to get details about his treatment and this thursday his chief of staff sent an e-mail to supporters telling people to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is in very high spirits although he's not expected to leave this hospital any time soon. his family, right now, says he's in guarded c
in 100 hours. schwarzkopf said later he agreed with president george h.w. bush's decision to stop the war then, rather than drive to baghdad. days after the ground offensive ended, the allied commander met with defeated iraqi generals to discuss the terms for a cease fire. >> i would say very candidly that the iraqis came to discuss and to cooperate with a positive attitude. >> warner: later, schwarzkopf was criticized for letting saddam's military retain the right to fly helicopters, which it used to attack rebellious shi-ites and kurds. but in the immediate flush of victory, the general received a hero's welcome back in the u.s., including a standing ovation during a joint session of congress in may 1991. that summer, he retired from active service. >> i've got to tell you, no matter now eloquent the orator, no matter how prolific the poet, no matter how lyrical the songwriter, no words can ever capture the emotions that go through a person's heart when he stands for the last time and hears thnational ahem and salutes the american flag representing the county that he has gladly, proudly
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
george h.w. bush still in a texas hospital. he has been in intensive care since sunday but we're hearing now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. poli
you so much for joining us, we appreciate it. >>> developing news on president george h.w. bush's health. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> and developing news on a story we've been following here for days args spokesman for former president george h.w. bush is telling nbc news doctors have seen a, quote, slight improvement in his condition. this morning, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thank
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. president george h.w. bush who organized coalition, released a statement saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of long gray line hailing from west point, again norman schwarzkopf could have defended our country and seen this great nation through our most trying international crisis. more than that he was a decent man and dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to has wife brenda and his wonderful family. general h. norman schwarzkopf could have was 78 years old. gregg: those are just a few of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up, former president george h.w. bush himself is in a hospital right now. we've got an update on his health and what his staff is asking from the media today. patti ann: just when you maybe thought it was over, another storm is barreling toward the northeast. meteorologist maria molina is tracking its every move. gregg: we're learning mo
you. gregg: a health setback for president george h.w. bush. we learned the 88-year-old former president has now been moved to intensive care. in moments we'll get an update on his condition. patti ann: in upstate new york a community mourns the loss of two firefighters killed by a crazed gunman. what the firefighters recovering are now saying. >> right now the whole world is grieving. it was amazing when i talked to the chief from the belfast, belfast, northern ireland, for 10 minutes on the phone. when he got done he was in tears on the other end somewhere around the world. so you guys haven't been forgotten. want to know what i did in the last five hours? i played a round of golf. then i read a book while teaching myself how to play guitar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. gregg: the latest now on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is in int
iraqi forced out of kuwait. he was only the ninth u.s. general to be knighted. george h.w. bush called the general a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. the white house today says president obama is keeping a close eye on a possible strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problem
. the developer wants to tear down the back of that. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition at a houston hospital. a spokesman says he is alert talking with staff and surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sunday and been in the hospital since last month for complications related to bronchitis. >> they don't put you in icu because things are going well, we are hoping the medicines and the treatments can help him turn things around. >> mr. bush has a high fever and is now on a liquids only diet. his wife barbara and sons former president george w. bush and jeb bush have all been visitors to the hospital. >>> two law students were charged with crimes today for killing and decapitating an exotic bird in vegas, the two 24-year-old students are dustin and eric, police say on october 13th, the two attacked and killed a foul at the flamingo resorts wildlife attraction, today he was charged with felony animal killing, torture and cruelty, the other faces a misdemeanor charge, both are due back in court in february. >>> more severe weather on the east co
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. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
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president george h.w. bush could spend christmas in hospital. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he goes home. >> gregg: we certainly wish him well and speedy recovery. new government report, holiday hiring is fast approaching a 12-year record, great news? you have to ask yourself how many of she is seasonal jobs will be made permanent or they just vanish come january 2nd. how do we stimulate the growth of the higher paid jobs in technology and manufacturing that we really need to get the economy moving again. joining us is brenda buttner. good to see you. that is the good news. seasonal hiring is a record high? >> yeah it really is. we have had some reports from that basically we've seen 20% increase of holiday hiring from last year. amazon, target both reporting 21% more increase in hiring. >> gregg: how long are those going to hang around? >> that is a good question. we always see a drop-off that cliff of the employment cliff in january. what is more revealing we're seeing so much increase of hiring it was mainly in november. i would like to see december's numbers. we e
that came within my parameter. >> reporter: in july 1991 president george h.w. bush awarded schwarzkopf the presidential medal of freedom and last night the former president who is struggling with his own health crisis issued a statement saying "shwords cop of epitomized the duty service, country creed that has dchbed our freedom." schwarzkopf knew the value of peace, and the price of confrontation. >> the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. >> reporter: general norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. for "cbs this morning," bob orr in washington. >> schwarzkopf's former boss is likely to be hospitalized for a while according to the top aide. the 41st president is in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital being treated for a persistent fever. this morning his condition remains guarded but mr. bush's chief of staff, jean becker says we should "put the harpz back in the closet" meaning he's sick but not that sick. >>> the powerful winter storm that caused trouble across the country is finally moving out, left parts of western new york and pennsyl
. >>> former president george h.w. bush may spend christmas in the hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for bronchitis. a hospital spokesman says although the form eer presidents in stable condition he should build up energy before he goes home. >>> voters in egypt appear to have approved an islamist backed constitution. women are concerned their rights could be curtailed once the constitution is implemented. >>> holiday travellers in the nation's heartland today got a break from last week's storms. a new storm system hitting the west coast could threaten christmas travel later on this week. >>> south african archbishop desmond tutuhas added his name to the list of those praying for nelson mandela's recovery. >>> who was michelle obama before she got to the white house? a new book called "a salute to michelle obama" tries to answer that. joining me now is patrick henry bass, editorial project director. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what are people going to learn? >> we have been covering michelle obama since 2006. what we see with michelle obama, she sort of sink
stick to your first principles and look at what happened to george h.w. bush after he went back on his tax no tax pledge. >> if he can't lead and offer solutions he probably shouldn't be there. there is a great game as to if not he, who. that is a fair question. these things happen fast. i'm not saying that it will. the only people that can really counter are the 435 members in there. they know what is happening on the inside. >> laura: what should he do? >> offer a solution. >> laura: what solution? he tried to offer. >> offer a bold solution and go out to america and debate it and don't do secret meetings. we had two years of simpson bowles and knew this was coming. debate the concepts with america and continue debating them. >> laura: don't worry about the fiscal cliff. >> push us off. we may need it. we need a 30% slash across the board to get in the black. we need it or we don't. >> laura: this is a drop in the bucket in the end. if republicans are blamed anyway. bush is being blamed for the bad economy in the last election still. better to get back on principle here and stick to
president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thoughts and concerns, but the 41st president is doing okay despite this fever he can't seem to beat. the
president george h.w. bush likely to remain in the hospital through the weekend. his longtime chief of staff says the concern for the elder bush is overhyped and the 88-year-old would tell well-wishers to putggc; the+sks back in the closetq hospitalized since last month. he was transfered to icu last weekend because of a persistent high fever. >>> president obama is scheduled to meet with top congressional leaders in the oval office.pu÷]h congress is doubt -- is cutting it dangerously close. yesterday harry reid blasted house speaker boehner for letting lawmakers go on vacation house members are not dueyed4 back until sunday. boehner put the ball in the senate's core. p in a conference call with republicans boehner said the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. >>> apple's customer satisfaction ratings are dropping. >> retail industry is keeping"g÷ a close eye on port along the east coast.&ú8uq here's ellen with the bloomberg business report. >>> christmas tree and lights may still be up, retailers are gearing up for spring it is their most lucrative time of the year a
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now on the health of former president george h.w. bush. a family spokesman tells nbc news he still has an elevated temperature and there remains no discussion of a discharge date from methodist hospital in houston. originally they hoped the president who's 88 years old and suffering from bronchitis will be able to celebrate christmas with his family at home. over the holiday the spokesman said the former president whose career includes two terms at vice president was receiving visitors and well wishes and that the family remains cautiously optimistic he'll recover. stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. ♪ new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one p
's a look at some of the other stories topping the news. former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care after his fever took a turn for the worst. bush is in guarded condition. doctors say they remain cautiously optimistic about his treatment. >>> nelson mandela has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a lung infection and gallstone. officials say he'll continue to receive top-level care at his home until he fully recovers. >>> the late senator inouye's successor will be sworn in today. brian schatz is flying to washington this hour with president obama. he was chosen by kneale abercrombie, despite inouye's wishes that congresswoman hanabusa take his seat. >>> emergency contraceptives will remain part of the federal law. >>> and russian president vladimir putin says he will sign the law banning adoptions of russian children by u.s. citizens. rocky had no idea whyn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compar
. general schwarzkopf stood fall for the country and army he loved. former president george h.w. bush the commander in chief during the first gulf war issuing a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sourc
and released on a $1,000 bond and scheduled to return to court january 4th. >>> former president george h.w. bush might be spedding the holiday in the hospital. the 41st president admitted to the hospital late last month with a bronchitis-like cough. doctors thought he would be home in time for christmas. >>> ted kennedy jr. is not running for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts. he did not want to uproot his family from connecticut and not ruraling out a future run. that's because senator kerry is going to be going on to a cabinet post. >>> a new poll suggesting that americans are less enthusiastic of shopping this holiday season. 49% of americans expressing pessimism. joining me now analyst hetha pavulcar. will it's talk about what we're talking about this year. >> right. national retail fed case is expecting the holiday sales at 4.1%, up for the year and lower than last year's 5.6%. probably going to see about half a trillion dollars spent in holiday sales which seems like a lot but the number, the takeaway is less than last year. consumers and customers went gang busters on holiday sa
that next. >>> president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition. a family spokesman says his doctors are cautiously optimistic. he's alert, talking with his family, but a few setbacks have kept him in the hospital, including a persistent fever. >>> it looks like 2012 will go down as a major turning point for the housing market. jackie, this could be the first yearly gain for home prices since the housing bubble. some good news? >> that's right. good morning, richard. there's no doubt the housing market has had a rough ride, but yesterday's 20-city index show that prices in october rose by 4.3%, also showed since jane war prices are up 6.9% just this year, the largest gain since 2005. the numbers also put the housing market on track to mark the first gain since 2006. many analysts look to housing as the foundation, no pun intended, for the health of the broader economy. the school of thought is housing has to show signs of life before the economy can really improve. >>> let's move on to toyota. they're making headlines today. >> is that right. toyota has agreed to pay more than a bill
of former president george h.w. bush has taken a turn for the worst. he was moved into intensive care because ofs aelevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. his condition listed as guarded. the 88-year-old coping with christmas in the hospital by -- well, he says he's determined in the to be grumpy about all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a $1.1 billion settlement. that would be to settle a class-action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the agreement, toyota will install a break override system in affected cars. it will set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that would go to compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will also be established to compensate current owners whose vehicles aren't eligible for that break override system. >>> in this terrible weather, rescuers are racing to save that giant sick beached wheel off breezy point in queens. if that sounds familiar, it was one o
schwartzkof has died. he was 78 years old. we're just getting a statement by president george h.w. bush. it reads, "barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american president, and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of that long, great line hailing from west point, general norm schwarzkopf to me epitomizes our nation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife, brenda, and his wonderful family." very sad news for the country. >>> we start our second half of our show with the other stories we're watching tonight. former president george w.h. bush remains in intensive care at a houston hospital, where he's been treated for a fever. a spokesperson tells our miguel marquez that doctors are in no hurry to rush him out. and aren't offering a guess as to when he'll be out of the icu. he also says the former president is not on a ventilator and is good spirits. his chief of staff sent out a statement, saying his boss' condition is not dire, and saying, please put the harps back in the clos
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
done that since 1990 when george h.w. bush raised taxes. it's not done in the republican party. and he couldn't get his members to go along with it. >> and that's an excellent point. it's not so much boehner that he doesn't know how to lead. i can't think of anybody who would do a better job. it's the entire body right now and the state of politics where we are. particularly in the republican party that makes it very difficult to lead. nancy pelosi is still able to lead her caucus. she kept every single democrat, everyone the most moderate, she kept them all in line to not vote for the boehner bill. boehner just can't do it. >> thanks so much. really good to see you dana, ryan, thanks to you both. >>> first tornadoes and now blizzard conditions. we're following several severe weather stories making it difficult for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are h
.s. command. and tonight george h.w. bush approved this statement on the passing of general schwarzkopf. barbara and i mourn the loss of a patriot and one of great military leader of his generation. a distinguished member of that long line hailing from west point. general norm schwarzkopf has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. more than that he was a good and decent man and a career friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his wife brenda and his wonderful family. and former vice president dick cheney's statement. general norman schwarzkopf was an outstanding military commander and great american. he was a superb leader who managed one of the most complex coalitions in history in desert storm in 1991 and he deserve the much of the credit for success. i am proud and honored to have known and worked with him. the nation owes him a deep debt of gratitude for his years of service. norman schwarzkopf was 78. now to libya. if you thought the state department officials got the boot over benghazi, well, you thought wrong. after a s
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